Wow, this is beautiful detailing! I'd leave it out to be seen instead of installing it in a truck and just show it once in a while! As far as a V16 being installed in a truck, Werner has a show truck that has a twin turbocharged Detroit 16V92 in a freightliner Classic!! See the engine here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/500603314801562909/ And a picture of the truck is on this page: http://photo.net/no-words-forum/00Tkqn
Very nice job overall, very cleanly built, love the old school stripes on a modern Pete, excellent job on the front end with the little details like the grill and the well detailed headlights! Very nice indeed!
The trim around the doors is BareMetal foil, it is great for chrome trim! It's basically a self adhesive, very thin aluminum foil, that you peel off, stick to the surface and cut the surplus witha very sharp hobby knife. Easy to find over the internet hobby shops. Thanks for the good words!